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CVSD Kids First

Cindy McMullen | Debra Long | Keith Clark

Welcome to CVSD Kids First — Building a legacy of excellence in education together in the Spokane Valley School District. Our experience, dedication, and persistence is what makes us most qualified to guide our community’s school system. We stand for an education for our children centered around well-tested methods, proven science, and healthy & safe environments for all who learn in our school district.

Vision, Issues, & Values

Safety and Customized Education:

  • Safety of students, faculty, and families is a top priority
    Belief in custom-tailored education that meets the needs of each learner
  • Commitment to innovative approaches to education, including online learning, vocational training, and customized programs

Child-Focused Approach:

  • Putting the needs of children first, without politics getting in the way
  • A forward-looking approach that focuses on preparing children for the future

Track Record of Success:

  • Proven track record of successfully completing over 30 construction projects on time, on or under budget
  • Pride in the legacy that has been built through this work

Results & Accomplishments

Leadership & Governance

Hired a new superintendent, focused on the “I, You, We Belong” initiative, ensured comprehensive safety plans, and implemented effective board communications.

Curriculum and Instruction

Approved and implemented new curricula for Math, Social Studies, Sexual Health, and English Language, aiming to enhance educational quality.

Strategic Planning and Community Engagement

Formulated a new strategic plan with community involvement, successfully lobbied for additional state funding, and collaborated with local authorities for infrastructure projects.

Facilities and Bond Campaigns

Through successful bond campaigns, built new schools, renovated existing ones, upgraded facilities, and implemented efficient operational systems.

Program & Service Expansion

Expanded Middle School course offerings, established engagement centers, implemented improved data management systems, and introduced cost-saving procurement processes.

Innovative Educational Spaces

Transformed vacant commercial buildings into functional schools and created a new Learning and Teaching center from a vacant office building.

Academic and Support Programs

Offered comprehensive high schools, a STEM High School, alternative programs, JROTC, career technical classes, diverse academic and fine arts courses, and robust support systems for student success and well-being.

Meet the CVSD Kids First Candidates

Debra Long

Debra Long

District 3

Debra Long was elected to the board in 2003. Long is a member of the Central Valley Band Color Guard booster organization and has been their craft fair chairperson since 1994. Long is active in the Central Valley Theatre and has made over 98 quilts of valor for our local veterans. Long has served as President of the Washington State School board Directors in 2013 where she advocated for all children. Long has earned an Accounting degree from Spokane Falls Community College. She is also a graduate of Eastern Washington University and holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration with a minor in Human Resources and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. Long has worked for Rockwood Retirement Community for twenty-six years as their Accounting Manager.

Cindy McMullen

Cindy McMullen

District 1

 foCindy McMullen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stanford University and a Juris Doctor Degree from Gonzaga School of Law, combining solid education with over 40 years of law practice in Spokane Valley. With insights into the legal aspects of education, she witnessed her three daughters graduate from Central Valley School District. With an impressive 32-year tenure on the CVSD Board and four years on the Washington State Board of Education, she is committed to enhancing educational opportunities for all students. She serves on the Washington State School Directors’ Association legislative committee and is a former President of WSSDA. Recognized as the “Woman of Achievement in Education” by the Spokane YWCA, she has actively contributed to the community as a dedicated Rotarian and Girl Scout leader.

Keith Clark

Keith Clark

District 4

Keith has lived in the Spokane Valley since 1995. A veterinarian, he has owned the Pet Vet Hospital and Wellness Center for the past 28 years. He received his undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of Idaho and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University. The Spokane Region was appealing to Keith as it had the intimate feel of a small town but the educational opportunities of a more urban area. The quality of the families that live in this area gave him the confidence to want to raise his family here. From 1995-2021 his own children attended and graduated from schools within the Central Valley School District. He currently has a granddaughter with special needs who is enrolled in the Early Learning Center and another granddaughter who is enrolled at Chester Elementary. 

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4336 S. Farr Road
Spokane Valley, WA 99206

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14222 East Desmet Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA 99216

Keith L Clark
4135 South Sullivan Road
Spokane Valley, WA 99037